THE mother of stricken Tafida Raqeeb plans to visit the hospital in Italy that has given her hope.
Shelina Begum wants to take the five-year-old to the Gaslini Children’s Hospital in Genoa if the High Court overrules an NHS ban on moving her.
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Tafida was born with a rare tangle of blood vessels at the back of her head.
The condition went unnoticed until she collapsed in February. She has been on a life support machine since.
Doctors at the Royal London Hospital have applied to the courts to turn it off, claiming keeping her alive any longer is futile.
Shelina, 39, told The Sun: “The medical team in Genoa has given us hope. In their opinion Tafida is not brain dead, she just needs time.”
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Specialists believe it could take a year for Tafida’s brain to create new pathways.
But Shelina and husband Mohammed, 45, have been refused legal aid and face selling their home in Plaistow, East London, to pay £180,000 legal bills for a five-day hearing starting on September 9.
If they win, Shelina will take Tafida straight to Italy.
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